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in their closet. joining me now, congresswoman jackie spear, democrat from california and nia-malika henderson, political reporter for the washington post. thank you both for being here tonight. >> thank you, reverend. >> congresswoman, governor romney still endorses richard mourdock. what does that say? >> i think what it says is mitt romney is embracing the extremist apportion party of the republican right wing. it's not just mourdock. it's todd akin, joe walsh, a number of candidates who say women who ra raped should not have the choice to terminate the pregnancy. and there there are as many as 1.3 million rapes in this country. some 30,000 of those victims will become pregnant. >> now, does it bother you, then, given the extremism that is being represented, that he has put this moderate face on? does it worry you or get away with it? >> well, i hope the american people won't stop with that. he was holding olive branches in his hands and his position on women issues is truly unclear and with the gender gap being where it is right now, i think women need to scrutinize what he says and does a
of california. and then they were stunned when he walked on that stage and said, i agree with most of reagan's policies but he seemed presidential. >> right. and he didn't stumble and then he was calm. he felt -- he felt like he deserved to be there. i think one of the things that governor romney has to do is not only share that he deserves to be there but that he has some substan, more than people realize. >> substantial and national review reports that romney's team thinks it's critical that romney endure himself to the american people in this debate. they say, quote, romney's advisers acknowledge that it will be difficult for him to endear himself to the country, especially under the hot studio lights but they consider it critical. this is really about introducing him to the country. it's the largest audience he has ever had. everybody's watching. >> it will be the most important hour of his political life. one of the things i found when i interviewed romney before the republican convention, we did it down in new orleans, he hasn't done this yet but he's very at ease talking about finance
. this week, california, arizona, and indiana kick off their early voting periods. they join 34 other states already choosing their next president. in ohio, nearly 700,000 absentee ballots have been requested so far. 30% by democrats, compared to 24% by republicans. that's a positive sign for the president. early voting is a big deal in ohio because of the state's debacle on election day back in 2004 when long lines at polling places prompted some folks to go home instead of casting their ballot. to fix that problem, ohio expanded its early voting program and a majority of those who voted early supported barack obama. the right wing is determined to stop history from repeating itself. leading the charge, this man, ohio's republican secretary of state jon husted. this year, he's fought early voting hours and block weekend voting and fire election officials who disagreed with him. but on friday husted suffered a big setback. early voting was restored for three days before election day. husted is now reviewing his legal options. but voting suppression isn't just happening in republican legislat
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